The Auburn Tigers had their share of bad luck when it comes to competing for a national title. In 1993, they went undefeated with head coach Terry Bowden, but they were under probation. In 2004, they went undefeated under head coach Tommy Tuberville, but they were the odd man out due to the BCS rankings.
This time, they have a prefect record with Gene Chizik and will compete for the national title when they take on the Oregon Ducks in the BCS National Championship game on Monday.
When it comes to Auburn, it starts and ends with quarterback Cam Newton who has won award after award for his play this season. Newton is dangerous at running with the ball and is underrated as a passer. In order for the Tigers to win, he will have to play like he has all season long.
But as potent as the Oregon offense has been all season, the Auburn defense will be also a key factor for a win. The defense tends to give up big plays, but when Nick Fairley is on his game, it will be a tough day for LaMichael James and Darron Thomas to get anything going.
If Auburn gets off to a fast start, they should come away with a win. But they have to force Oregon to turn the ball over because like Auburn, the Ducks can score points in bunches. Regardless, it should be a great game between the two best teams in the country. Sorry TCU.